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MARCH 25, 1865.
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according to Act of Congress,
in the Year 1865, by Harper &
Brothers, in the Clerk's Office
of the District Court for the Southern District
of New York.
THE TRIUMPH IN NEW YORK.
THE grand triumph in New York on the 6th of March, after a weak fashion, reminds
the scholar of those splendid triumphs which frequently glorified the streets of
Imperial Romon the occasion of a great victory or series of victories. There
were some important differences, however. Those triumphs were graced with the
presence of the returning conqueror: but our
SHERMAN, after many important successes, are still in the field awaiting
the consummation of the nation's
triumph. The triumphs of ancient Rome were made glorious not
alone by the trophies and spoils
of war, but also, and mainly,
by the spectacle of conquered generals borne as captives in the great
procession: we displayed many trophies, but we are not at war with distant
provinces, but, unhappily, with our own brothers, whom we prefer to meet on
equal terms and as brothers still—not as the victor meets the vanquished. So far
there is nothing unfavorable in the comparison. But we very much doubt if a
Roman triumph was ever degraded by mercenary trades-men, whose chief object in
participating in the festival was the opportunity to advertise their wares.
In one respect—and that the most important of all—the gala-day in New York
excelled all ancient triumphs. It was the people's
festival. Our victories have all been gained in the interest of the people, and
it was fitting that a million of hearts
and faces should have responded to the demands of the occasion. The vast
concourse of people thronging the streets and literally crowding every window
and balcony along the long line of' the procession,
was the great feature of the day. It appears to us that the triumph was timely;
it revived the patriotic pledges which New York city gave four years ago, that
at whatever cost of blood or treasure the Union must be preserved ; and it was a
foretaste of the happier, because completer, triumph that can not be far
HON. HUGH McCULLOUGH, SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY.
appointed Secretary of the
Treasury in place of
who resumes his seat in the Senate, is a native of Maine, though he has since
1833 resided in Indiana. Mr.
received his collegiate education
at Bowdoin College, and then became a lawyer.
In the spring of 1833 he settled at Fort Wayne, in Indiana, and two years
afterward began his financial career as a banker. When the Indiana State bank
was organized in 1855 he became its President, and remained in that position
until May, 1863, when he was appointed Controller of the Currency
at Washington. His politics had been those of the Whig party. His sentiments are
in perfect accord with the Administration, and from the first indications that
he has given of the policy which he intends to adopt as Treasurer we
prognosticate for him a successful career. Upon the supposition of an early
close of the war, Mr. McCullough is probably the most competent man who could
have been selected. Even should the war be prolonged he possesses rare
qualifications for the office.
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